Now that the x86_64 port is official we want to make it as good as ArchLinux (i686). You may have noticed that I'm doing most time a one-man-job. And that's now too much work for one person to keep all packages up to date in an acceptable time.
Great news: i686 devs and also TUs want to help us. They offer their time to build the packages they maintain for a second time.
What we need: a build farm running several machines Arch64.
We will use pacbuild. The great distributed package building tool from Xentac. Read here more about it:
i686 package maintainers and TrustedUsers will get accounts to sent pkgbuilds to the farm. The main server will send it further to a pc running the local build daemon. The more pcs we have running Arch64 with pacbuild daemon the lower the load will be.
Who can offer his pc for running the pacbuild daemon? What you need: just a clean(!) Arch64 installation for correct linking. So there should be only official packages from current/extra and later community on it. A separate system would be nice but is not a must.
Don't be afraid. There's no need to have a ssh deamon running. The system should be online most time. 24/7 up would be great.
I will also offer one or two systems. We will test the configuration.
It would be great to have more systems later running the build daemon so the nice load would get much lower.
So who will join the packaging party?
I wan't to add my arch64 to the "farm". Do i have to send the mail to the guy in the wiki, or is someone else responsible for the arch64 port ?